Sweet sixteen

Gavin Conroy charts the course of a newly restored Spitfire Mk.XVI ‘down under’

Australia’s third airworthy Spitfire looks dazzling against a deep blue sky - and is sure to become a firm favourite with enthusiasts in the southern hemisphere.

Australian warbird fans have a trio of airworthy Spitfires to entertain them now that the Fighter Pilot collection’s Mk.XVI TE392 has taken flight.

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